Regional solicitors look ahead as lockdown takes hold
January 14, 2021

Regional solicitors look ahead as lockdown takes hold


Regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors has urged businesses to anticipate employment issues before they arise in the face of a lengthy coronavirus lockdown. Partner and head of employment Kate Brooks has highlighted key points to consider amid calls for tougher restrictions as the Covid crisis deepens. This includes employees being able to take unpaid time off on an unlimited … Read More

Race is on to save historic medicine cabinet for the nation
January 14, 2021

Race is on to save historic medicine cabinet for the nation


A crowdfunding effort has been launched to try and buy the medicine cabinet that belonged to Lord Nelson’s surgeon Sir William Beatty. The wooden apothecary case caused quite a splash when it emerged for sale  on the antique marketplace 2Covet.

Lucy joins leading cyber firm
January 13, 2021

Lucy joins leading cyber firm


A leading cyber-security company has appointed a graduate to its growing team of experts – and is urging more women to join the sector. Lucy Dalley, who graduated with a First in cyber security management from Bournemouth University, is now a consultant at C3IA Solutions in Poole, Dorset. The company says there are more jobs than there are qualified personnel … Read More

New arrival at FAC
January 4, 2021

New arrival at FAC


The new chairman of Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) has been named as Graham Chisnall. The highly experienced sector veteran has occupied senior roles with British Aerospace (BAe), GKN Aerospace and ADS. He replaces Sir Donald Spiers who retired from the role at FAC after almost 20 years. The consortium is a highly regarded trade association with members based mainly in … Read More

Droning on for a reason
December 21, 2020

Droning on for a reason


A leading supplier of drones is warning people that new laws coming into effect from January mean they might not be able to legally fly their Christmas presents. The rules mean pilots will need to complete a certificate of competency to allow them to fly a drone weighing more than 250g in most locations. With drones a big seller this … Read More

William Beatty’s medicine cabinet emerges
December 19, 2020

William Beatty’s medicine cabinet emerges


The medicine cabinet that belonged to Lord Nelson’s surgeon Sir William Beatty who attended him as he died has emerged for sale. It is dated 1803, just two years before the Battle of Trafalgar during which Nelson was fatally shot on board his flagship HMS Victory. The wooden apothecary case was bought some time ago from a private collector by … Read More

Sir Donald stands down
December 10, 2020

Sir Donald stands down


Sir Donald Spiers has announced he is to step down as chairman of the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) after almost 20 years. The government and industry veteran who was previously head of aerospace procurement for the UK’s armed forces has had a glittering career from when he began as a graduate apprentice. The FAC’s managing director David Barnes paid tribute … Read More

Happy Christmas from the Queen
December 8, 2020

Happy Christmas from the Queen


Christmas cards sent by the Queen and Prince Charles to an employee on the Sandringham estate are to go under the hammer at auction at Rowley’s saleroom in Ely, Cambs.

A silver cistern – 300 years in the making
November 30, 2020

A silver cistern – 300 years in the making


An antique dealer who bought 210lbs of scrap silver and commissioned a craftsman to make a massive 17th century-style wine cistern from it has put it up for sale. Simon Wingett wanted to create a copy of something that was once used to display opulence, wealth and power in only the finest residences. The cistern stands almost two feet high … Read More

Award-winning Myddelton & Major on Cloud 9
November 27, 2020

Award-winning Myddelton & Major on Cloud 9


Expanding property consultancy Myddelton & Major has won a prestigious award for the ninth year in a row. The Salisbury-based firm covering the central southern region has once again won the title of Most Active Agency in Wiltshire. Myddelton & Major Partner Dean Speer was named the individual dealmaker who completed the most transactions. Estates Gazette, the weekly and online … Read More

Hot food for schools back on menu
November 20, 2020

Hot food for schools back on menu


A school catering provider says free meals are slowly returning to First and Primary schools as teachers adapt to the ‘new normal’. Declan O’Toole of Forerunner Catering, which works across the BCP and Dorset Council areas, says it’s vital that children receive healthy and hot food as winter approaches. All Key Stage 1 children are eligible for free school meals … Read More

Cyber-security site launch
November 20, 2020

Cyber-security site launch


One of the country’s leading cyber security companies has launched a new website geared for its commercial clients. C3IA Solutions works extensively with the government and its agencies but its private sector work has grown so much that it decided to create a dedicate online presence. It gives details of its technical support services such as Cyber Essentials, Security Management … Read More